Pollye Wilson Robinson
Pollye Wilson Robinson, 88, of Franklin, N.C., passed awayWednesday, May 16, 2018. Born in Walland, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Harve and Louisa Wilson. Her previous work included 10 years at Jekyll Island State Park Authority, Jekyll, Ga., and 15 years at Quality Inn Heart of Savannah, Ga. She was a member of Snow Hill United Methodist Church and a member of the Civitan Club. She loved her Pekingese dogs. Her hobbies included tending to her flowers, gardening, reading, music and performing with the Carolina Country Band in South Carolina for over 20 years. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Lyman Robinson; sons, Chuck Kribbs and wife Sharon of Franklin, Keith Azariah-Kribbs and wife Dora of Salisbury, Md., Lyman M. Robinson Jr. and wife Wendy of Cannon Falls, Minn., Michael Robinson and wife Catherine of Savannah, Ga.; daughter, Kim Kribbs of Blue Ridge, Ga.; brother, George Vernon Wilson and wife June of Townsend, Tenn.; granddaughters Shannon Keith and husband Jamie, Patti Clifton, Colin Azariah-Kribbs; grandsons, Trevor Kribbs and wife Donna, David Robinson and wife Kristina, Billy Morgan and wife Kim, Chuck Morgan and wife Alliah, Brian Robinson, Joshua Azariah-Kribbs; and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral service was held Thursday, May 17, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Steve Miller and Rev. Robert Dryman officiated. Graveside service was held Friday, May 18, at Grandview Cemetery, Maryville, Tenn. Online condolences can be made at www.maconfuneralhome.com.
Jerry Allen Patrick
Jerry Allen Patrick, 70, of Franklin, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Born in Hamilton, Ohio, he was the son of the late Elmer Patrick and Jean Mollett Slama. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Flo Doss and a brother, Gary Lee Patrick. He retired from Florida Power and Light/EMT. He served in the Navy during Vietnam and was a member of the Moose Lodge and American Legion. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Linda Gail Hoskins Patrick; one son, Dustin R. Patrick of Virginia Beach, Va.; one grandson, Cole E. Patrick of Virginia Beach, Va. Memorial service was held Monday, May 21, in the chapel of the Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Steve Reeves officiated. Military honors were conducted by the VFW Post 7339 and the American Legion Post 108. Burial will be in the Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials made to Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517. Condolences can be made at www.maconfuneralhome.com.
Myra Jane ‘Jean’ Welch
Myra Jane “Jean” Welch, 84, of Franklin, N.C., went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 14, 2018. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Burr Alan Childers and Sally Bell Blaine Childers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Welch and a granddaughter, Christina Sutton. She was a real estate broker; member of First United Methodist Church and enjoyed reading and antiques. She is survived by three children, Pamela Ibaugh (Bill) of Franklin, Alan Sutton (Linda) of Woodstock, Ga., and James Barden (Darlene) of Cudahy, Wisc.; five grandchildren, Samantha Charles, James Barden Jr., Cody Barden, Paul Sutton and Daylon Hurst; and one great granddaughter, Kiara Carroll. Funeral service was held Saturday, May 19, at Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Jason Morgan officiated. Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Eastern North Carolina Chapter,3739 National Drive, Suite 110 Raleigh, NC 27612. Online condolences can be made at www.maconfuneralhome.com.
Stuart A. Villars
Stuart A. Villars, 75, of the Clarks Chapel community in Franklin, and of Jupiter, Fla., passed away at Harris Regional Hospice Care in Sylva on May 12, 2018. He died of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, though he never smoked a day in his life. He was born in 1942 in Milwaukee, Wisc. He was an optician to the rich and famous of Palm Beach, Fla., for over 42 years. He sold Villars Opticians in 2010 to retire and establish a home in Franklin with his wife, Judy. He strove for excellence and integrity and was respected by his colleagues and loved by his clients. He also served at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Newport, R.I. He was enthusiastic about many things, and fast cars were high on the list, whether he was restoring them or driving them on winding mountain roads. He belonged to several Corvette clubs here in the mountains and loved going to car shows. He was happiest when he was at his home in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. He loved to sit on his porch rocking chair with his coffee and watch the deer, wild turkeys, hummingbirds and wildlife that surrounded his home. He got spiritual inspiration from the beauty of these mountains. He had a passion for woodworking and loved being in his basement workshop creating items that will be cherished for years. He is survived by his wife and soul mate of 18 years, Judy Kaye; and son, Todd Villars, Todd’s wife Amy and step-daughter Bailie of Okeechobee, Fla.; brother-in-law, Stephen Kaye and wife Mary Lou of West Palm Beach, Fla.; beloved friends, Damon Johnson, Mike and Evelyn VanHook, and Donnie and Diane Stanley, all of Franklin; Doug and Andi Coomer of Lakemont, Ga., Bob and Therese Birdsall of Singer Island, Fla.; as well as Keith D. Greenside, Diana Villars, and many wonderful neighbors of Clarks Chapel. The family would like to thank Dr. Kit Helm and Angie Mercier, LPN, Dr. Angela Connaughton and Dr. Phil Tanner for all their help and concern during this very difficult time. Private services will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Appalachian Animal Rescue, 851 Lake Emory Road, Franklin, NC 28734.
Ross Lee Young Jr.
Ross Lee Young, Jr., 59, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018. Born in Hammond, Ind., he was the son of the late Ross Lee Young Sr. and Sally Juarezs Young. He was a U.S. Army veteran; Field Service engineer and a member of Franklin Church of Christ. He was a rock hound and a farmer. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Ross L. Young Memorial Fund, at Nantahala Bank, 120 Siler Road, Franklin, NC 28734 for the benefit of his children. Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Condolences can be made at www.maconfuneralhome.com.
James ‘Jim’ H. Parrish
James “Jim” H. Parrish, 78, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Monday, May 14, 2018. Born in Macon County he was the son of the late Terrell H. Parrish and Elba Marie Liner Parrish. He was a member of the U.S. Army National Guard; owner of DeSoto Trail Realty, Trucking, and Construction; and was a member of Iotla Baptist Church. He enjoyed his work, family, and was an avid NASCAR racing fan. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Susan Styles Parrish; daughter, Jamie Holland and husband Donald of Franklin; son, Todd J. Parrish of Franklin; brother William “Bill” Parrish of Franklin; granddaughter, Cortney Patrick and husband Josh; grandson, Matthew Holland; two great-grandchildren, Coleman Patrick and Griffin Patrick; as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Thursday, May 17, in the chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Steve Reeves and Rev. Brandon Breedlove officiated. Burial was in the Iotla Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Matthew Holland, Josh Patrick, Wayne Lynch, Tommy Jenkins, Randy Jones, Jackie Boone, Randy Taylor, and William Shannon. Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Bell, Bud Shope, Lamar Sprinkle, and Tom Bishop. Memorial donations can be made to the Iotla Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1537 Iotla Church Road, Franklin, NC 28734. Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.
Truman Roger Tippett
Truman Roger Tippett, 72, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018. He was born in Macon County, the son of the late Walter and Dessie Pickens Tippett. He served in the U.S. Army for 10 years, serving in Vietnam for 10 months; he lived in Germany over 20 years, and was an interpreter, he could speak, read, and write German very well. He also served in several places in the United States including Texas and Florida. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing. He was a lifetime member of Cowee Baptist Church and a member of the VFW. Survivors include his wife, Petra Tippett; daughters, Susanna Theobald (Michael) and Bethina Stoll (Patrick); three grandchildren, Jessica, Steffie Theobald and Louisa Stoll; sisters, Betty Duvall and Thelma Sanders (Ralph). In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, George Tippett, Aubrey Tippett and Roy Tippett. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 20, in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Tommy Fouts and Rev. Jason Smith officiating. Burial was in Cowee Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Terry Duvall, Eric Duvall, Steve Sanders, Brian Tippett, Thomas Tippett, and David Tippett. Honorary pallbearer was Norris Clouse. The Franklin VFW Post # 7339, American Legion Post 108 and Vietnam Veterans of America conducted military graveside rites. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Tippett family. Online condolences are available at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.
William ‘Bill’ Clay Scoggins
William “Bill” Clay Scoggins, 66, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Born in Washington, DC, he was the son of Nina Jo Kirk Scoggins of Lexington, N.C., and the late William George Scoggins. He was warehouse manager for Blue Ridge Metals; was an avid woodworker and enjoyed his family, especially his children and grandchildren. He attended Pole Creek Baptist, Candler, N.C. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Vera Jones Scoggins; three children, William F. Scoggins of Dallas, Texas, David K. Scoggins of Sea Side, Calif., and Adam C. Scoggins of Melbourne, Fla.; sister, Jean Collins of Greensboro, N.C.; two brothers, Karl Scoggins of Shallotte, N.C., and Mark Scoggins of Clemmons, N.C.; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Graveside service was held Monday, May 21, in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Salisbury. Macon Funeral Home is handling the local arrangements. Condolences can be made at www.maconfuneralhome.com.